The Campbell River RCMP responded to a report of two males brandishing a handgun on the 1400 block of Island Hwy. on Monday afternoon.
Due to the quick thinking of a member of the public, the two males were located inside Walmart.
They were immediately identified and taken safely into custody without incident.
“The weapon seized was later found to be a pellet gun.” said Cpl. Ron Vlooswyk of the Campbell River Detachment. “At a glance, would you be able to identify the real gun from the imitation?”
The matter is still under investigation. Weapons charges will be recommended to the Crown.